Ramos, Xavi, Cesc to sit out?
Speculation in the Spanish media is that Diego Costa will start for Spain against Italy, but Cesc Fabregas, Xavi Hernandez and Sergio Ramos won’t.
‘Italy have always troubled Spain’
Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque has admitted that Italy have “always been able to push the right buttons in order to complicate our lives.”
Chiellini trains alone for Italy
Giorgio Chiellini trained virtually alone in Italy’s first session ahead of facing Spain, before a one-on-one with Cesare Prandelli.
Del Bosque: Hard to include all
Vicente del Bosque says that whilst Borja Valero, Jose Callejon and Fernando Llorente have impressed in Serie A, he is struggling for space in Spain.
Prandelli: My right to pick Chiellini
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli insists it is his right as Azzurri boss to call up any player he sees fit, including Giorgio Chiellini.
Di Livio: Prandelli code a farce
Former Azzurri midfielder Angelo Di Livio has hit out at Coach Cesare Prandelli’s code of ethics following his decision to leave Daniele De Rossi out of his squad.
Azzurri impress Iniesta and Villa
Spanish duo Andres Iniesta and David Villa have spoken of their respect for Italy and their desire to come out on top against them.
Buffon full of praise for Prandelli
Gianluigi Buffon has praised Italian national team Coach Cesare Prandelli, claiming the tactician is a ‘spokesman for the nation’.
Ramos anticipating 'exciting' Italy
Sergio Ramos has claimed that he can’t wait to play Italy on Wednesday, in what he believes will be an ‘exciting’ clash.
'Perin call-up reward for hard work'
Mattia Perin’s agent has revealed his delight at the Genoa man being called up for the Italy squad.
Prandelli backs code of ethics
Cesare Prandelli has defended leaving Daniele De Rossi out of the Italy squad to face Spain on Wednesday.
Puma unveil new Italy kit
Italy have today unveiled the new kit they hope will lead them to World Cup success in Brazil this summer.
Abete: We want Prandelli to stay
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has revealed that the Federation are keen to keep Cesare Prandelli as national team Coach.
‘Juve surprised by Chiellini call-up’
Antonio Conte and Beppe Marotta have admitted that Juventus are ‘surprised’ to have seen Giorgio Chiellini included in the latest Italy squad.
U21: Berardi breaks code of ethics
Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi has been dropped for Italy’s Under-21 game against Northern Ireland after his red card.
New Italy faces for Spain friendly
Ciro Immobile, Gabriel Paletta and Mattia Perin get debut senior Italy calls, but Daniele De Rossi is excluded for the friendly with Spain.
De Rossi and Berardi dropped?
Daniele De Rossi and Domenico Berardi are expected to be dropped from international duty for breaking the code of ethics.
Spain-Italy: Destro in for Balotelli
Mario Balotelli pulled out of Milan-Juventus and also Italy’s friendly with Spain, so Mattia Destro should take his place.
Verona for Italy-Luxembourg?
It’s reported Italy’s June 4 friendly against Luxembourg will be played at the Stadio Bentegodi in Verona.
Immobile and Paletta for Azzurri
Cesare Prandelli is expected to name Ciro Immobile and Gabriel Paletta in his Italy squad to face Spain.
De Rossi: Roma was my life
Daniele De Rossi has spoken of his relationship with the Italian national team, admitting that before he was a player, he only followed Roma.
Costa: Italy best possible opponents
Diego Costa has revealed his delight at being called up for the Spanish national team as they prepare to face Italy next week.
Immobile’s Azzurri dream
Torino forward Ciro Immobile says it would be a dream come true to represent his country at this summer’s World Cup.
Lippi to stay with Evergrande
Marcello Lippi has performed a surprise U-turn and signed a new contract to stay at Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande.
Del Bosque: Italy a great test
Vicente del Bosque believes Italy will be Spain’s final great test before the World Cup, as he explains Fernando Llorente’s omission.
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